Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bye bye bug

I have lost my stitchy bug. He has been gone for quite a while now. I certainly haven't had much time to stitch in the past 6 weeks, what with school starting and my own research activities really ramping up.

But, what I think really made my stitchy bug disappear was my mom's poor health. She was diagnosed with cancer in April and spent the summer receiving chemotherapy treatments. The last 3 months have been terribly difficult. She was ravaged by the chemo and the cancer; she spent most of her time sleeping and wasting away. At the end of September, she lost the battle and passed away.

Stitching has been my therapy, my relaxation, my happy place for years now, but somehow I find it very difficult to muster the energy it takes to pull out my stitching and work on it.

So I am sorry that I have not updated the blog in a while and I am sorry I have no pictures to share. I'm sure you can understand why though.

I'm off to a stitching retreat this weekend, and I'm hoping that will rejuvenate me and kick my stitchy bug back into gear.

Next time there will be pictures. Promise.


  1. I sorry to hear of your loss, but really do not apologise to us, we will still be here if/when your bug returns. I hope you have a great time at the retreat, it sounds as though you need it. xx

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you enjoy the retreat and I hope your bug will return if it will help you in your difficult time.

  3. I lost my mom to cancer 8 years ago, almost 9. It takes a while to get back to normal - a new normal. Take your time and don't force things. I miss my mom. Always will.

  4. So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

  5. Always thinking about you and hope you find your bug again. xo

  6. Sorry to hear about your mum. Thinking of you and sending thoughts, prayers and good wishes to you. xx